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Lawmaker Disclosure Proposal

January 7, 2022 – The State Ethics Commission is calling for stricter disclosure rules when it comes to state lawmakers’ income and business interests. We detail the proposed changes and ask our panelists: is this a reasonable burden for unpaid, part-time legislators? And, is it time to reconsider our state’s citizen-legislature, or is there no hope keeping special interests out of the Roundhouse?

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Rebeca Latham, CEO, Girl Scouts of New Mexico

For More Information:

Ethics Agency Calls for Firmer Disclosure Laws – Albuquerque Journal

Financial Disclosure Rules – NM Secretary of State

Editorial: Stapelton Saga Ushers in New Accountability Measures at APS – Albuquerque Journal

This segment is part of our Your New Mexico Government project, a collaboration between KUNM radio and New Mexico PBS. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.